As I'd mentioned before, I have some book talk to do here that's past due. I'll do that soon. Right now I need some help. I'm working on yet another nonfiction book for kids called Astronaut Handbook. This book will tell kids how they can become an astronaut, what it's like to be one, etc (yes I'll answer the bathroom question!)
I want this book-to-be to look like a handbook... whatever that looks like. I keep thinking about the Worst Case Scenario handbooks but those are jokes. Do any of you know of any serious ones that I might use as models? Throw them all at me now! I need to get going!
On another topic this is the first of the new year. This is the day people start listing their new year resolutions. I, for once, don't have any. I'm trying the best I can. I'm perfect, gosh darn it! No, no, I'm really not at all. My biggest issue is my lateness. I'm late for EVERYTHING. I suppose I should work on that but I don't want to commit just yet. This brings me to a question--can artistic people get away with more bad behavior--lateness, dressing down, etc?
And now, for now particular reason, I will list the best "thinking" spots.
1) the bathroom. NOT while I'm sitting on the toilet. I'm talking about just standing in any bathroom--it's the quiet spot. The lighting is different. Perhaps this is why I'm late for things. I stand in front of the mirror and "dry" my hair while actually dreaming up new stories
2) Trying to fall asleep.
3) While driving -- I suppose I shouldn't try to write while driving in traffic but whatever...
4) the subway when I'm not in a rush to get somewhere and I have my headphones on
Those are my "spots." What are yours?
p.s- did anyone listen to my audio version? Should I package it with a nice CD and pamphlet? Have I gone too far and should stick to what I do best?
pps- I'm speaking this thursday at the GAG in NYC. It's free so stop by! Of course I'm not AT ALL prepared. I shouldn't take on things I know I don't have time to prepare for!